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Making Sure Opportunity Zones Create Opportunity For All

An article in ImpactAlpha describes early efforts by community development groups, like LISC, and foundations to manage Opportunity Zone funds in a way that will maximize benefits for underinvested communities and the people who live and work there. These strategies deal head-on with the stated goal of the new tax legislation: to spur economic development ...

From National LISC:

Citi Foundation Makes Historic $10M Grant to Build the Talent of American Workers

One of the most powerful ways to spur economic opportunity is to bridge the skills gap facing millions of people across the country. That’s why Citi Foundation is making the single largest private investment in LISC’s “Bridges to Career Opportunities” program to equip unemployed and underemployed individuals with industry-specific skills for living wage ...

Home Court: The Hartranft Basketball Court Revival

On Thursday, June 28, The Village of Arts and Humanities, the Sixers Youth Foundation and the Philadelphia 76ers, The City of Philadelphia, and members of the Fairhill-Hartranft community, will unveil the creative placemaking project, “Home Court: The Hartranft Basketball Court Revival.” This 12-month project, designed in collaboration with Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), turns the ...